The Tama-Toledo branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) honored selected middle school and high school girls from Tama County for their achievements during a ceremony at the Reinig Center in Toledo on Sunday, May 6.
This event is held annually for the purpose of encouraging young women to utilize and develop their diverse talents while serving their communities.
Three senior girls from North Tama High School were named High School Young Women of the Year and were honored at the event. Each of these young women has distinguished herself through her participation in numerous activities associated with her school, her community, or her church, and maintaining a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.5. Each senior received a certificate of recognition as an elite member of the 2012 AAUW High School Young Women of the Year and a floral bouquet. North Tama High School's Young Women of the Year for 2012 are as follows:
The three North Tama graduating seniors who were honored as AAUW Young Women of the Year in 2012 pose with their awards at a ceremony in Toledo on May 6. They are (L to R): Emily Pargeon, Kailey Kladivo and Erica Podhajsky.
Kailey Kladivo is the daughter of Tom and Carol Kladivo. She was nominated by Irv Laube, Athletic Director.
Emily Pargeon is the daughter of Mike and Gretchen Pargeon. She was nominated by Susan Johnson, NHS Advisor.
Erica Podhajsky is the daughter of Dirk and Heidi Podhajsky. She was nominated by Matt Cibula, FFA Advisor.